So we’re back with another travel diary – this time I’ve dug back a little bit and put together a post about my trip to Prague. I’d wanted to visit Prague for so many years before I took a trip there, and I have to admit, that’s partly because of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I spent five days in this beautiful city in September and I could’ve spent days wandering around it’s winding streets!
As always with our travel diaries, this post is very image heavy – but I’d definitely say you can’t have too many photos of Prague in one place 🙂
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So, I’m turning twenty-five this June, and I have to say I’ve been having a bit of a quarter life crisis about this. I’ve got to that stage where I’m constantly moaning about being old to my mostly younger work colleagues, where I can’t stay up past 10pm without getting moody, where a night in with a takeaway sounds way more appealing than going out drinking until the next morning, and where I take midday naps on my days off.
I don’t quite feel as young as that chubby redhead baby (also can we just talk about how nineties everything in that photo is?) but I don’t feel like I’m halfway to fifty either – so I decided to make a little list of goals that I want to complete in the next four months before my birthday. Some of these are tiny things, and some are huge goals that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time – hopefully though, I’ll get them all done or have them planned in before my birthday!
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“I am going to keep on defying you. I am going to shame you with my defiance. You remind me that I am a mere mortal and you are a prince of Faerie. Well, let me remind you that means you have much to lose and I have nothing. You may win in the end, you may ensorcell me and hurt me and humiliate me, but I will make sure you lose everything I can take from you on the way down. I promise you this” —I throw his own words back at him—“this is the least of what I can do.”
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So if you’ve been following me anywhere on social media over the past month, you’ll probably have seen me expressing my love for Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin. Today, this wonderful book is released in the UK, and I’m bringing you an excerpt from it as part of the blog tour with Titan Books! Be sure to check out the other stops on the blog tour and pick up a copy!
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So, I’m sure my fellow Northern UK bloggers can agree that the majority of bookish events aren’t easily accessible for us as they tend to take place in London. Over the past few months, Kimi and Fiona at TEENSgate (Waterstones Deansgate in Manchester) have been arranging events for book bloggers at the store. The events are now just run by Kimi as Fiona has left Waterstones, but she’s still coming along and is a huge part of our little blogging group! Last week, the third TEENSgate event took place, and although I’ve attended all three, I somehow forgot to take photos each time. Luckily this time I came away with some photos, so I just wanted to talk about the events, what we do and how you can join in if you’re in the area!
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After seeing a tweet sent out by a company called Sherbet Lane asking if any bloggers would be interested in reviewing their upcoming subscription box, I went for it and sent an email to its owner, Claire. A few days later, I got an email back saying that over 100 bloggers had entered and being a small blog, I didn’t think we had a chance but then she revealed that we had been chosen! Before we get into the cute, letterbox size box, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Claire for allowing us to review her work and I can say now, this is definitely a subscription box I’ll be getting again in the future! If you have subscribed, please be aware of spoilers below!
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